FEATURED NEWS

  • International business events study to open Government doors

    One in five dollars spent by international visitors in Australia is spent by an international visitor attending some form of business event, with expenditure by international business events delegates generating an estimated $2.2 billion in GDP in 2012, according to a new report by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB). ..


  • Brisbane legacy secure as G20 rolls out of town

    Brisbane is returning to normal as the barriers come down following the last of the leaders leaving town after the two day G20 Leaders Summit successfully wrapped up yesterday (Sunday, November 16). ..


  • TAA calls for greater stimulus for regional NSW tourism

    A new research report undertaken by Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) NSW reveals that many regional accommodation operators have been struggling in recent years, and have the potential to slip back even further if the Government ignores the need for significant investment in regional tourism and infrastructure. ..


  • MCEC gets green light for expansion

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) proposed expansion has been given the go ahead by the Victorian Government. ..


  • ICC Sydney showcased in Las Vegas

    A select group of attendees at this week’s IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas have been given a special preview of the International Convention Centre Sydney’s (ICC Sydney) developing brand and new website, iccsydney.com..


  • Storytelling the secret to the North American market

    Global destinations looking to attract North American corporate meetings and events can no longer solely rely on traditional marketing tactics to influence destination selection, according to a new report from Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl). ..


  • On the move and multi tasking

    Mobile conferencing is changing how we work, with people able to dial in to a meeting from anywhere, but just how valuable are such calls? ..


  • BestCities scores trifecta

    Three of BestCities Global Alliances partner cities have secured the top three places in Monocle Magazines 2014 Quality of Life Survey. ..


  • IMEX joint statement promotes global collaboration

    An important step toward better industry cooperation was taken in this year’s IMEX’s Politician’s Forum in Frankfurt with the issue of a joint statement between the meetings industry as represented by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) and two global travel and tourism organisations –  the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). ..


  • BESydney launches new benchmarking system

    Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has released new methodology that could set a new benchmark for credible and transparent reporting by the global business events industry. ..


Domestic News
International News
  • London number one European city for meetings

    UK capital London has been named the leading European city for meetings and events by the American Express Meetings & Events 2015 Global Meetings Forecast. The city retained its position ahead of Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Berlin. ..


  • BestCities event attracts record numbers to Cape Town

    Cape Town in South Africa is preparing to host BestCities’ annual Client Workshop, with a record number of international associations expected to attend. ..